Multicultural Association Chaleur Region Inc.

Multicultural Association Chaleur Region Inc.
 645 Murray Avenue, Suite 1
Bathurst, NB E2A 1T9
Telephone: (506) 547-7651
Fax: (506) 547-2576

Terrorist attack in Québec - January 29th 2017 Event

Bathurst, Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - Members of MACR (Multicultural Association Chaleur Region) are saddened to learn the news of the shooting on Sunday, January 29 at the Islamic cultural center of Québec. Six victimes have fallen under a hail of bullets, and 19 other people were injured.

Our condolences go out particularly to the victims' families , but also to the Muslims living in our communities, as well as to all women and men of good will; we share our sorrow.

The president of the MACR, Mr. Euclide Chiasson stated in support of the Muslim community: `` We all know that such actions, which aims to terrorize and spread hatred, has nothing to do with our Acadian and Canadian values. We urge all Canadian men and women to react to any form of hate, xenophobic and Islamophobic speech. We stand for the right to freedom of expressions, but we also have a duty to denounce those who infringe on our freedom and who spread values contrary to human dignity and democracy. ``

Mr. Chiasson also added that: `` While a president of a neighboring country wants to build walls and prohibit access to Muslims, the MACR works towards building a society that is open to the world. In the Chaleur region, we love to celebrate human diversity . To all people who are from diverse origins, races or faiths, we offer a warm welcome amoung us! ``



          Marc-André Gionet

The Multicultural Association Chaleur Region's Board of Directors is pleased to announce the arrival of Marc-André Gionet as the Executive Director of the MACR. Native from Caraquet, he lives in the Chaleur region since 2013. Mr. Gionet holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Management from the Université de Moncton. Mr. Gionet began his duties with the MACR on January 9th, 2017.

The BOD also wishes to sincerely thank Pauline Fournier who has acted as Acting Director for MACR for the past 6 months.


 Welcome to the Multicultural Association Chaleur Region Inc. website. We are a non-profit organization which plays a vital role in helping settle immigrants and newcomers, raising public awareness and promoting multiculturalism in the Chaleur region. Please feel free to browse through the website for more information. In addition, you can visit us at 645 Murray Avenue in Bathurst or contact us by phone at 506-547-7651, or by e-mail at

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                                                        OUR VALUES

  • Respect for democracy and human dignity
  • Honesty and transparency
  • Integrity and responsability
  • Equality and fairness
  • Inclusion

                                                        OUR MISSION

  • Foster the welcome and integration of newcomers
  • Promote multiculturalism
  • Contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of the Chaleur region

                                                        OUR VISION

           A region that truly accepts and integrates newcomers

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